Three Things That I Learned in 2022

Three Things That I Learned in 2022

Parakram Rana

1.  Time is the most precious asset. With how fast the years have been passing post-2020, this year made me realize how valuable time is and how we should give our time to things that only truly matter to us. Don’t waste any time on people or things that don’t have value.

2. Taking things easy. Yes, it may seem ironic for me to say this after my previous pointer on time, but taking care of your mental and physical well-being is important. I cannot continuously keep myself busy with my workload and I need to take breaks, hence I have chosen the freelance life. Some can do it, but I cannot. I have learned not to stress out about constantly being on people’s faces with the work I do and to take it slow and easy.

3. Building your friendships. Shifting base back to Nepal post-lockdown at the age of 25 was difficult in terms of making new friends that are worth keeping. With all the love and attention, I have gotten here in Nepal in the past 2 years, it has made it more challenging for me to make new genuine friends. The very few handfuls of friends I’ve made in the past 2 years are what I’ve been cherishing and making an effort to grow positively. Having those friends is what keeps you going in life.

Tyson Moktan

2022 has been a special year for me because, until 2020, I was still a student. Everything I did revolve around my university and about having fun and gaining some experience, nothing too special. After 2021, we started putting a lot of thought and effort into building our brand and business, as a content creator and an athlete.

2022 is the year that somewhat started showing the fruits of our investments. To talk about the things that I have learned,

  1. Consistency is the key. I know it sounds cliché but when you are putting out content just like in our case, it is important.  When you are consistently putting out quality content, people will know and trust you to watch the videos. Same thing as an athlete too. When I give my consistent hard work in performances and competitions, then people will talk good things about me which is good for the business as well.
  2. Secondly, building a team. Until last year, I was working alone. But this year, I work in a team. Until this year, I thought as a team, everyone must have similar thoughts. Today, I think I have learned to respect individuality. I used to put unrealistically high expectations on people and now I have learned that everybody is different and requires a different vibe to work. It was a hard pill for me to swallow.
  3. Thirdly, you cannot do anything alone. Everyone has different abilities and together, you can fill in the blanks. For example, as a good editor, I might be able to dedicate only around 15% of my time to editing, whereas an editor with lesser ability can give his/her 100% time into editing. In this case, the latter one still wins. To expand is to grow.